Monaco waiting for moment to sign Chelsea star left out by Lampard

Michy Batshuayi is being lined up for another loan move away from Chelsea, according to reports in France.

The Belgian striker has struggled for regular gametime at Stamford Bridge since joining the club from Marseille in 2016, and has spent time out on loan at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and, most recently, Crystal Palace.

Batshuayi was not selected by Frank Lampard for the Blues’ opening day defeat to Manchester United, with Tammy Abraham preferred in the starting lineup and Olivier Giroud coming on as a substitute, and that has led to claims that he will be made available for loan again.

According to Mercato365, the interested party this time is Monaco, who are looking to refresh their forward line due to captain Radamel Falcao being on the verge of leaving for Galatasaray, one year before his contract expires.

The Ligue 1 side are also chasing Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder, but could be looking to make a double attacking signing. It is claimed they will continue to monitor Batshuayi’s situation until the end of the month, by when they will have a clearer idea of whether or not he is really in Lampard’s plans – and the chances of a loan being sanctioned would possibly be greater.


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